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The Apple iPhone was officially announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs during
his keynote speech at the Macworld Expo in early 2007.

The iPhone is Apple's first move into the mobile phone industry, boasting
vast multimedia features including a camera, media player and an array of
internet services - the iPhone is highly anticipated.

With a scheduled US release date of June 2007 (other regions not yet
confirmed), the phone will be available in two models. The first being a
4 GB model retailing at US$499 and its big brother the 8 GB model
retailing at US$599.

To bring you up to speed on the Apple iPhone here's a guide to the
hardware, software and the features this new Apple product has to offer.

The Full Technical Specification:

Screen size: 3.5 inches

Screen resolution: 320 by 480 at 160 ppi

Input method: Multi-touch

Operating system: OS X

Storage: 4GB or 8GB

GSM: Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)

Wireless data: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0

Camera: 2.0 megapixels

Battery: Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing, Up to 16 hours Audio
playback

Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches

Weight: 4.8 ounces / 135 grams

Functionality:

The iPhone boasts a whopping 3.5-inch touch screen display designed
specifically for use with your bare hands (the touch screen relies on
bare skin so the need for a stylus is simply not there). To input text
the iPhone uses a virtual keyboard allowing the user to quickly and
easily input their desired text. As you would expect the virtual keyboard
has all the functions you would expect, auto spell check, predictive
text, dictionary etc.
A key feature of the iPhone's navigation and functionality is the scroll
feature. Similar to the iPod scroll wheel the movement allows you to
quickly and easily move through the menu's, the wheel can be "spun" by
sliding a finger over the display - the faster the 'spin' the quicker the
menu or item is navigated through.

Features:

As you would expect the iPhone has all the usual features you'd expect
from any standard Cell phone including conferencing, call holding, call
merging, caller ID, email and all the rest.

The iPhone also includes a 2 Mega Pixel built-in camera that will allow
you to record and capture video and still images and using the provided
software transfer these to your PC or Mac.

The most appealing feature of the iPhone is it's incorporation of its big
brother the iPod MP3 player. Similar to the 5th generation of iPods the
iPhone can handle video playback as well as a music library.

Online:

The iPhone also has online capabilities due to its built-in WiFi
technology. With the assistance of a wireless network the iPhone can
display full web pages using the Safari browser rather than simplified
WAP style pages. As well as browsing the internet, the iPhone is capable
of sending and receiving email thanks to its HTML email application.

Operating System:

According to Apple an optimized (slimmed down) version of the popular Mac
OS X Operating system will work fine on the iPhone although they haven't
as of yet gone into any specifics on this, nor has the process been
officially explained.

Apple has commented in the past that OS updates for the iPhone will be
very smooth and work in a similar way to the iPod and Mac OS X updates.
Like the OS X Dashboard Apple revealed the iPhone will support various
Widgets for example, stocks and shares and weather modules.

Miscellaneous Features:

As you would expect the iPhone features a built-in non-replaceable
battery unit just like the iPod and is capable of providing up to 5 hours
of video playback, voice calls or web browsing. Music playback is around
the 16 hours mark.

At the end of the day, the iPhone is going to be useful to those who will
use its features. With the market for Blackberries constantly on the rise
and the market for iPods continually growing, I think the product that
Apple are offering will be picked up and valued by a wide range of
people. It converges together the practical and the fashionable, which is
a very difficult thing to do. It might be a big investment, but if you
are going to use it the iPhone is excellent value and a sound investment
that you will find yourself turning to throughout the day for
entertainment, information and more besides.

								
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